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15 Jul, 2014

How work-life balance can boost productivity | Entrepreneur.com

Entrepreneurs are naturally hard workers. It’s what makes them successful in the first place. But founders have a tendency to overextend themselves, and when they model this behavior for their employees, they create a perfect storm of stress and burnout among their team.

I remember working overtime and weekends for one job. I had less time with my husband and was under so much pressure that I developed a stress rash. I didn’t know how to tell my manager that I just needed more rest. The entire staff was overworked, and turnover was high, which eventually affected the bottom line.

Later I worked for a nonprofit that helped me learn the importance of work-life balance.

Read the rest: False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups | Entrepreneur.com.